- "This is the heister's default outfit with the selected armor."
- —Inventory description.
The Default Outfit is the heisters' default appearance in most heists.
The Striped TroublemakerEdit
| You know the deal. Say it once, say it twice, third time's the charm. And remember... he'll steal anything you want him to steal, he'll hack anything you want him to hack. So say his name, and he'll trade you from custody. Bain! Bain! B...|
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|The Striped Troublemaker, added in update #198, is an outfit unlocked by joining the PAYDAY 2 Steam Group.|
|The complexities of constructing a proper mariachi suit should not be overlooked. Some are deceptively simple, but underneath, there often lies an intricate level of craftsmanship handed down through generations.|
| Midnight Serenade|
Wolf walked into the record store, fully intent on buying, (as in actually paying for), the latest album by his favorite band. As the door closed behind him, a look of seldom-seen horror crossed his face. There wasn't a 12-inch cardboard record sleeve in sight! With a snarl, he stomped up to the track-suit wearing douchebag at the counter and grabbed his collar. "Where are the fucking records?", he growled from under his beard. The poor guy managed to mumble something about CDs being superior to vinyl, whereupon Wolf proceeded to shoot many holes in the "superior" discs of plastic lining the shelves...
Unlocked by completing the San Martín Bank heist on any difficulty.
| Dust Devil|
After coming home from military service, Chains needed a place to disappear, a city where he could lose himself for a bit. Someone told him that San Franscisco(sic) was great for that, but they didn't think about all the grunge bands there. And we all know how much Chains just looooooves grunge bands, right? Especially shitty ones. Yeah, Chains didn't last long in SF. So, he went south for a bit, and got a small taste of working as a stunt man in Mexico City during a mariachi festival, before fate revealed other plans for him. To date, no one has ever asked him if he liked corridos...
Unlocked by completing the San Martín Bank heist on the Hard difficulty or above.
| Skin of the Saint|
There's a story behind the soft cotton fabric that makes up this suit. The weaver who made it traveled with by mule(sic) for five days in order to reach a waiting seamstress in time to have her to finish it before the Day of the Dead, in honor of his deceased daughter. Sharing what little food and water he had with his beast of burden, he battled harsh roads, storms and bandits, until finally reaching his destination. In the festivities that followed, the weaver swore that he heard his daughter's laugh in the air.
Unlocked by completing the San Martín Bank heist on the OVERKILL difficulty or above.
Tales tell of a deadly desert spider, whose intricate web creates an eerie howling sound when hit by the wind. Some say the web captures the lamentations of all the lost souls killed in gunfights, others say the simply conjure the angry voices of the ancient Mayan gods, decrying the current state of the world.
Unlocked by completing the San Martín Bank heist on the Death Wish difficulty or above.
The desperado took a rose from the bouquet that adorned the embalmed body of his dead lover. He swore vengeance on the cartel member who took her life. In her memory, he had the rose embroidered onto the suit he would wear while claiming justice for his loss.
Unlocked by completing the San Martín Bank heist on the Death Sentence difficulty.
|A military uniform used by Murkywater mercenaries. It includes a patch with the Murkywater logo.|
| The Murkywater Uniform, added in update #193, replaces the heisters' default outfits in The White House heist until they enter the secret area.
It is unlocked for use on all heists via the Identity Theft achievement.
|When in doubt, always go the repairman route. It may be the most braindead setup in countless sleazy movies, and a generator of trashy innuendos, but it'll get you in just about anywhere. Most folks will go nuts if they can't use their toilet or TV, and the rich just gotta have their pools in tip-top shape. The Pool Guy (or Gal) is usually a welcome visitor. It's a rather practical outfit too, with plenty of pockets, and flexibility for maneuvering in tight spaces. And in those cases when you need to draw in water to crack a safe, who's going to argue?|
| The Repairman outfit, added in update #199, replaces the heisters' default outfits in the Counterfeit heist.
It is unlocked for use on all heists by completing the Counterfeit heist on any difficulty.
|A classic yellow raincoat that helps keep its wearer dry. The bright color also improves traffic safety when heavy rain impairs visibility.|
| The Raincoat outfit, added in update #141, replaces the heisters' default outfits in the Green Bridge heist.
It is unlocked for use on all heists by completing the Green Bridge heist on any difficulty.
|This is the kind of protective clothing a surgeon wears on hospital duty. Scrubs tend to use soothing colors that also allows staff to easily observe any stains of blood or other body fluids.|
It is unlocked for use on all heists by completing the No Mercy heist on any difficulty.
|This is a stealth suit. It's comfortable for silent movement, and its soft, black material helps the wearer blend into the darkness during night operations. It has utility pockets for ammo and equipment.|
It is unlocked for use on all heists by completing the Diamond Heist on any difficulty.
|A traditional dinner suit for formal occasions. It has a distinctive black and white design, including the signature black tie.|
It is unlocked for use on all heists by completing the Shacklethorne Auction heist on any difficulty.
Winter Camo ParkaEdit
|This is a full suit sporting mlitary(sic) winter camouflage. The idea is to reduce visibility in snow.|
| The Winter Camo Parka, added in update #161, replaces the heisters' default outfits in the Alaskan Deal heist.
It is unlocked for use on all heists by completing the Alaskan Deal heist on any difficulty.
|Never say no to a good tactical vest and combat pants. With lots of pockets. You can never have enough pockets. Early in the career of the Payday gang, Chains spent the better part of two months getting this suit together, testing, configuring and researching to make sure it would perform optimally during a heist. Now, so many years later, it has changed very little and is still a favorite getup to use on a physically demanding heist.|
| The Legacy Tactical outfit, added in update #199.3, replaces the heisters' default outfits in the Slaughterhouse heist.
It is unlocked for use on all heists by completing the Slaughterhouse heist on any difficulty.
Dapper Dashing HolidayEdit
| T'was the heist before Christmas, and all through the vault. Not a tumbler was stirring, and it was all Locke's fault. He forgot to pack the drills in the bags with care, but didn't notice until the heisters were already there. While Twitch sat a'waiting, all snug in the van, Jimmy smashed in a window, just because he can. On Clover! On Sangres! On Jacket and Wick! Not a single heister truly believed, that Vlad's brother-in-law was really Saint Nick.|
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The Dapper Dashing Holiday outfit was added in update #199.
| Elf Extravaganza|
Smoke billows from the stone chimney of the small cabin sitting alone in the snowy forest. It's quiet, and all we can hear are the dry branches of hibernating trees rustling in the frosty wind. Somewhere in the distance, a family of deer huddles in a cave for warmth and protection from predators. But on this night, the Wolf is not out for food. He sits alone by the fire in his cabin, a cup of cold mead in his hand, contemplating all he has been through in his time as a heister.
| Smashin' Rudolph|
Duke had downed one too many a brandy this holiday eve. His head swooned as he tried to reassemble the antique British revolver Hoxton had gifted him, as one of his cats sitting on a stool next to the table, watching intently.(sic) With a loud 'FOING', the trigger spring flew across the room, with the cat dashing after it. Both disappeared into the branches of the safe house Christmas tree, making it topple. It fell over the top floor railing, landing with a loud crash down below, followed by an "Aaargh!" and a shout of "The fuck is goin' on up there?". A couple of minutes later, Chains came stomping up the stairs, Santa hat on his head, and hand over his face. He wasn't too happy. He removed his hand, revealing a big, swollen nose, as crimson as on a certain reindeer, as if it had been smashed by the trunk of the falling tree...
| Miracle Blues|
Sydney leaned out of the alley and watched as the police car passed, blue and red lights flashing, siren blaring. She adjusted the bag full of loot she was carrying, then picked up her phone and dialed. "Yeah?", came a voice on the other end. "It's me. Corner of 34th. Coast is clear, so get over here", she replied, then hung up and waited. The wind howled, snow swirling through the alley as she looked into the darkness and grumbled anxiously. A few minutes later, a van pulled up. The driver got out and greeted her. "Where's the package?" They walked into the alley and she pointed to a pile of boxes, on which lay a dog, nursing a litter of puppies. Sydney pulled out a huge wad of cash, handing it to the driver, saying "You know what to do, mate". The driver took the money and replied "You got it, no worries. I'll make sure they're kept safe."
| Rusty Santa|
His bike was broken. What a time to get stuck in the middle of nowhere. He was gonna miss the safe house Christmas party for sure. None of Jiro's Sake-Eggnog for Rust this year. Fuck. He grabbed his bag and started walking. The sun began to set over the snowy landscape. As he passed a run-down farmhouse, a wrenching scream came from inside. Rust hesitated. Not his business. Through a window, he could see someone on the floor, so he rushed inside to find an elderly lady who had fallen while decorating her tree. After helping her up, and tending to her injuries, he stayed for tea. Turns out there was an old classic bike, still working, in her barn, he was welcome to borrow. Maybe he wasn't going to miss that party after all...
| Disturbing Violet|
He wandered into town from nowhere. An unknown psychopath. No one knows his name or origin. Rumors say he was the first person ever to kill a gangster with a pencil. If ever you get the chance to speak to him, you'll believe that rumor. And his clothes... his clothes... those of a madman, or a theatrical genius? You be the judge.
| Professor White|
Duke once had a university professor who always wore white suits with colorful vests and shirts. He ended up being a mentor of sorts, as it was revealed that the professor was involved in a large-scale smuggling ring that bought rare artwork and gave it to the university museum. When the story broke, the scandal was huge, and the university almost went under. The professor, his well-intended but highly-illegal plans ruined, disappeared and was never heard from again. Duke sometimes wears this suit, similar to his, to honor his memory.
| The Crimson Comic|
The heister put on the suit that so many famous crooks before him had worn. Pretty big shoes to fill, even for a clown, with a mask that is as personal as it gets. But life had pummeled him into submission so many times, he was ready for it. So who was this heister? Who was crazy enough to don a suit so colorful it would be an instant bullseye for any cops taking aim?
| The Black & White Split|
Left and right, death and life, pleasure and the endless mental mutilation that comes with walking around with a split personality. Hey, at least you always have someone to argue with...
| Vintage Black|
Once upon a time, there was a Little Old Wolf, who was part of a merry band of thieves. The Wolf was a rather angry, unstable fellow, given to bouts of violence, posing as little old ladies and had a craving for gold. One day, an idea popped into the Wolf's head: he stole a black velvet suit and used it to try and infiltrate a local university lecture, thinking there would be lots of rich folks he could separate from their wealth. But alas, on the way in, he ran afoul of the gardener, who raised the alarm, forcing the Wolf to flee back to his cave.
| Grey Heat|
Very few people could drop everything in their lives if they spotted the heat around the corner. Dallas, in his younger days, once thought he could, and it almost cost him both his sanity and his freedom. He was wearing a jumpsuit just like this at the time, and it proved to be the one thing that saved him that day.
| Overkill Red|
So, what's the deal with heisters taking their nicknames from cities around the world? Coincidence? Are they lazy? Do they lack imagination? Or is there something larger afoot, all part of some unknown grand plan, hatched by Bain back in the day. And what's next, a heister named after Lubbock, Texas? Or maybe Tokyo? Feels like overkill, doesn't it? How far can the trend go? And will it continue in Chapter 3? Those who live to tell may learn the answer.
| Chain's Camo|
Somewhere in the safehouse (don't bother looking) is a coffer owned by Chains that contains items of sentimental value to him. Among those items, is a jumpsuit just like this. He takes it out on special occasions, and is very protective of it, for some reason; heisters that have been caught "borrowing" it have been rewarded by a properly delivered knuckle sandwich.
| Dust Devil Sienna|
The Payday gang has, to date, not taken on many jobs in the South- never mind south of the border! But in case that should change in the future, Locke has stockpiled a good number of these suits, which will offer good protection from dusty plains.
| Bucket of Blue|
There once was a crook named Steve, who had a plan up his sleeve. With his gang of friends, they started a trend, that didn't last very long. They robbed a bank, as more than just a prank, wearing blue jumpsuits that were greater, than your everyday ordinary painter. Keeping hostages at bay, they forced them to play, until someone demolished the floor, hoping the cops wouldn't come through the door.
The Sunny RicoEdit
| Sky Blue|
One time, Sangres was escorting a shipment of stolen weapons by plane between Brazil and Mexico when his partner, who was wearing this suit, turned on him mid-flight. After a brief struggle, Sangres kicked him out of the cargo bay door. As his (now ex-) partner fell screaming, arms flailing wildly, Sangres couldn't help but notice how the blue of the suit was great camouflage against the bright blue sky. Then he went "splat" on the ground, and the look was ruined.
| Disco White|
There's a rumor that buried somewhere in the archives of the Miami PD, there exists a photograph of Dallas wearing a suit just like this and driving around in an open-top Falcogini Model F. Of course, it's just a rumor. Dallas will deny everything if you mention it near him. And every time it happens, an unknown perpetrator tries to flood, burn, blow up or otherwise destroy the basement of the precinct house where those archives are kept...
| Cadillac Pink|
Rust once wore this suit on a dare, while on a job in Ding Dong, Texas, doing recon on the local Overkill MC chapter. He got a lot of odd looks when he entered a local watering hole, but not a soul dared say anything or give him trouble. When a man walks around Texas wearing a suit like this, the world knows he ain't afraid of anything!
| Swamp Grey|
Jimmy remains convinced that this suit would be great camouflage for avoiding alligators in the Florida Everglades. Hoxton has dared him to put it to the test, offering up $20000 if he proves himself right. He hasn't done it yet, but every time someone brings it up in the safe house he just waves it off and says "Soon mate, maybe tomorrow."
| The Black Celebration|
Heisters don't cry, and very few of them wear mascara, but it stands to reason that just about anyone has, at one time or another, reveled in their secret inner Goth. Or maybe not. Maybe they just don't want to have to color-coordinate.
The Casual FormalEdit
| The Grey Redeemer|
Long ago, a dark shadow crept through the criminal underworld, killing the vilest mobsters in serial acts of untold violence. Fear engulfed the crime lords of America- no one knew when vengeance would come for them. A very small number of individuals managed to catch a glimpse of this roaming terror, yet could not say if it was one demon or many. The only description to come was of the suit that death wore- it was just like this one.
| Godfather's White Lie|
The mob boss walked into the restaurant with his family, ready to sit down for a nice meal following a week of ordering the bloody end to a rival gang. Little did he know that the sole survivor of that gang was waiting for him in the bathroom. Before the mob boss could take his coat off, the survivor put a bullet in his back, ending the feud forever.
| Bullet Brown|
Sunlight glinted off the deep green paint of the V8-powered roadster as it roared down the highway, pursued by no less than ten police cruisers. Back and forth they weaved, between the crowded city streets of San Francisco. A single bead of sweat trickled down the neck of the driver, distracting her just enough to crash the car into a curb on the (in)famous Lombard Street. With the cops still in pursuit, she got out of the car and ran. No one knows what exactly happened after that, but rumors say they lost her somewhere in Chinatown and the last thing they saw was the shine of her brown coat as she disappeared into the crowd.
| Workman's Blues|
Sokol once knew a construction worker named Dmitri. They used to watch hockey together in the same bar, week after week. This coat reminds Sokol of those days because Dmitri had one just like it. His was worn and frayed around the edges, with spots of dirt and dust from heavy toil. Yet he wore it with dignity, every little spot having a story to tell about a life of proud work.
| Trophy Black|
A famous bounty hunter once wore a jacket like this every single day for ten years. For many years this person hounded Bain, long before Crimenet was created. Ultimately, when said bounty hunter's luck ran out and he was taken down by Bain, he kept the jacket as a trophy.
The Avenging GunmanEdit
| There are tales of wandering gunmen, dressed as musicians. Gunmen that fight against injustice, taking revenge for tragedies that have affected those who are not capable of doing so themselves. Yeah, that description doesn't really apply to the Payday Gang, does it?|
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| Dark Gunslinger|
Rust stood face-to-face with his aggressor. Both men stared down the barrel of their opponent's gun. Time stood still as the sun beat down on their brows. Rust began to carefully shift his trigger-finger, feeling sweat in the palm of his gun hand. Suddenly, a crow landed between the gunmen. It looked them both over, as if passing judgment on who would live through the next few minutes. It cawed at Rust, tilting its head. He pulled the trigger, ending his opponent.
A lone figure on his horse rode into town, a holster at his side, and a guitar slung over his shoulder. The frayed hemlines of his white suit betrayed a long journey through over dusty roads.(sic) Next to his horse, in-step, walked a coyote, its long legs languidly pawing at the earth as it moved. The figure stopped outside a run-down bar and pulled out his gun, aiming into the building through the open front door. He fired. A scream was heard, prompting the coyote to rush inside. A few seconds later, the coyote came back, dragging the corpse of a thuggish-looking fellow. The figure climbed down, threw the lifeless body over the back of the horse and made off towards the sheriff's office...
| Blood Marker|
The gunslinger dropped to the ground, his last breath blowing up sand from the cracked, dry ground. Nearby, a scorpion watched him expire with indifference. As the buzzards began to circle above, a shadow fell over the body, an unknown figure bending down over it. A weathered, leathery hand reached down and picked up the gunslinger'(sic) pistol. Cold, blue eyes inspected the worn gunmetal steel. Satisfied, the figure which the eyes belonged to got up, and walked away, disappearing over the horizon.
| The Sage|
When Sangres was a child, a traveling band of mariachi came to his town. Fascinated by the trumpet player, he summoned courage enough to approach and talk to him, asking how he one day could become a musician. The mariachi said: "You need to practice, little man. Every day, all day. It must become your life, your soul, your lover." Well, Sangres never became a mariachi, but he did take the musician's advice to heart, through his various... careers.
| Bad Blue Hombre|
Dallas walked up to the stage and grabbed a guitar from the hands of its owner. The guitarist began to protest, but the I'll-fucking-kill-you stare coming from the heister was enough to shut him up. With a firm grip on the fretboard, Dallas went for the bar, where a leather-vested thug was harassing a young girl. Before anyone could react, Dallas smashed the guitar over the thug's head, wood splinters creating deep gashes into his face as he fell down screaming. Dallas turned to leave, grabbing an errant bottle of liquor as he did, leaving the bleeding thug unconscious on the floor. Who said chivalry was dead?
The Boom BapEdit
| Heistmaster Flash|
Three gangsta types surrounded Jiro in the alley, spouting racial slurs at him as they demanded his wallet. If they only knew, the amount of hurt they were bringing on themselves, and their entire gang. Jiro showed patience. He was needed elsewhere and didn't have time to delay by kicking the asses of three overconfident morons. Alas, there was no reasoning with them. A few minutes later, Jiro emerged from the alley alone. From the alley could be heard the dying whimpers of the wannabe gangstas, their blood mingling with the asphalt as it trickled down into the storm drains...
| Hippity Hop|
Garth had the good sense to avoid wearing pants like these while riding his skateboard. How bad would it look if, while running an errand for the Payday gang, his pants got caught in the wheels of his board, making him fall and crash into oncoming traffic or something!
| Shizzle Duds|
Marvin hadn't eaten for days. Fucking Snoopfather gang had raided his house, taken the last of his cash (which had been cleverly hidden in a fake head of lettuce, of course). He thought about the grumbling void in his stomach as he made his way into Snoopfather territory, bent on revenge...
| Krushin' Groovy|
Never had the world seen such a war. Two sides, poised to destroy the other with aural weapons of mass destruction. Metal vs Hip hop. The ultimate showdown. Who would prevail? The group wearing zebra tights or the one with their pants on backwards?
| Shady Wu|
Sirens blared as the Urban Kung Fu Master made his way across the rooftops. Time was running out. His heartbeat pulsed in his ears with a steady groove, every footfall of his white sneakers adding to the rhythm. Up ahead, a large gap between the buildings. On the other side, hanging from a chimney, was the prize he had been sent to retrieve. He braced for the jump. Time to go airborne, crane-style...
| Back when this was in style, heisting was a much simpler affair. Hacking was carried out with a blade, and the raw skill of a gunman, safecracker or getaway driver was all the more important.|
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| Gimme Shelter|
Chains floored the accelerator on the 1968 cabriolet, taking his pride and joy up to 88mph as it kicked up dust, barreling down the highway through Death Valley. He hoped there was enough gas in the tank. In the back, Hoxton snored loudly, an empty bottle of single malt rolling around on the floor by his feet. In the rearview, blue flashing lights in the distance, getting closer. Nowhere to run. Chains slowed the car, keeping it just under 55. The lights came closer. A siren could be heard above the roar of the engine too, as the State Patrol Cruiser came up behind them. To Chains' surprise, the cop car simply passed by, apparently looking for other quarry.
| Lizard King|
The den was full of smoke. Pale sunlight cut through the dirty windows, throwing shadows that seemed to dance for the gathering. All were waiting for the Lizard King to arrive. The door opened and there he stood, silhouetted against the light. A reflection caught the corner of his eye, bouncing back to his retina, creating a reptilian glow. What had he seen in the desert?
| California Dreaming|
The crowd screamed at the devils on the stage. Four howling demons of grinding noise and feedback loops. An ecstasy of light and sound. So entranced were they, that no one noticed the roadie loading up his car with the band's backup equipment, and driving off into the night to find the nearest fence...
Duke errantly flipped through a pile of old family photos. Man, the 60s and 70s were not a flattering time for his family, fashion-wise! His dad had a getup just like this. Maybe it would look better on a heister than it did on him?
| White Bunny|
In the late 1960s, a man was born. This man would have a life full of chaos, betrayal and trouble until he met the one who would become his mentor. The mentor taught him things, told him how the world really worked. He spoke of a book, known only to a few, that would reveal secrets untold. The man took this information and reformed his life. Eventually becoming one of the greatest criminal masterminds of all time, he would get back at all those who had wronged him, and undertake the greatest heist the public would never know of...
| Pasadena Buzzbomb|
Sydney once dyed her hair bright orange on a dare, the same night as a safehouse party celebrating the latest heist. On that night, Vlad was in attendance, acting in his usual flamboyantly chauvinistic way. When he spotted Sydney's hair, he couldn't help but comment, mentioning something about an "overly ripe carrot" in Russian. Unlucky for him, she actually understood what he said. A little while later, as he nursed a bleeding nose in the bathroom, he chuckled to himself, and decided never to comment on Sydney's choice of hair color again. "Still", he thought, "it was fucking worth it!"
| Army Life|
Punk was once the bane of morally panicking parents and the savior of many a derelict warehouse as a makeshift concert venue. On one particular evening in the 1980s, Dragan was in the London Docklands to meet a contact about a job, at the infamous "Deadweek" 7-day mohawk party. The contact never showed, and Dragan never heard from him again. To this day, he still doesn't know what happened.
| White Wedding|
Coming back from a Clash concert in Liverpool one night, Hoxton strode into an alley while humming his favorite song of the evening. Out from behind a large dumpster came a pair of skinheads, brandishing knives. Hox, running on a natural high of distorted guitar riffs, simply ignored the outstretched blades and kicked the hooligan's(sic) asses, before throwing them into the very dumpster they were hiding behind, all the while humming the tune of his favorite song...
| Rockaway Beach|
Every musician in New York knows about the infamous "music store break-in spree" of 1983. As the story goes, Jacket, before starting his career as a maniacal heister, was traveling with group of friends(sic) in a punk band, doing some roadie work in exchange for beer and drugs. One night, right before the show, the g-string broke on the singer's favorite guitar. Not satisfied with any old string, demanding his special brand of imported flatwounds with all the stores closed, Jacket had to get... creative... in locating a new string. He got one, with five minutes to spare before showtime.
| Mos Med Gnu|
Conformity. Conformity of the chicken-shit kind surrounds us all the time. Like a pile of bricks, it weighs on the mind of each individual, forcing complacency. Unless you're the type of person who can't help but give a Rebel Yell and shake your fist in the air. And a heister who walks into a bank wearing this, shows the world they ain't afraid of anything!
- The Tuxedo and Dapper Dashing Holiday outfits are the only non-default outfits to use the heisters' default gloves.
- The Striped Troublemaker outfit is a reference to Beetlejuice.
- The Teotihuacan variant of The Minstrel is named after an ancient Mesoamerican city in the Valley of Mexico.
- The Legacy Tactical outfit uses the same arm textures for the majority of the heisters, resulting in mismatched skin tones in most cases. Prior to update #199.3.2, this also resulted in Bodhi's arm tattoos being absent.
- The variations of The Showman outfit are based on various Batman villains, with the first three in particular being based on iterations of the Joker.
- Disturbing Violet references Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight.
- Professor White is nearly identical in appearance to a limited edition DC Collectibles DC Core Joker PVC statue.
- The Crimson Comic references Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of the Joker in the 2019 film Joker.
- The Black & White Split is based on Two-Face.
- Vintage Black is based on the Penguin as portrayed by Robin Lord Taylor in the TV series Gotham.
- The description of Vintage Black references the Robin Hood legend.
- The design of The Classic—the Grey Heat variation in particular—are based on the jumpsuits worn by the robber crew in the armored truck scene in the 1995 film Heat.
- The description and color scheme of the Overkill Red variation may be references to the Spanish crime drama La casa de papel, wherein a crew of robbers wear red jumpsuits and use cities as codenames.
- The arm patches on the Chain's Camo variation depicts the United States Army Special Forces insignia.
- The arm patches on the Bucket of Blue variation read "Bodhi's Painters", a callback to the Bodhi's Pool Repair uniforms used in the PAYDAY: The Heist Counterfeit.
- The Sunny Rico is a reference to the 1980s crime drama TV series Miami Vice. Its variations are based on the various outfits worn by James "Sonny" Crockett, and is named after him and his partner, Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs. The description of the Disco White variation references the Ferrari Daytona the duo drove in the first two seasons of the series.
- The Boom Bap is named after a music production style of hip hop.
- The Altamont is named after the 1969 Altamont Speedway Free Festival counterculture rock concert, infamous for the violence that occurred throughout, including the stabbing death of Meredith Hunter. The variations are all references to rock music and 1960s counterculture.
- Gimme Shelter is the name of both a 1969 Rolling Stones song and a 1970 documentary film on the Altamont concert, named after the aforementioned song.
- Lizard King is a nickname for rock musician and counterculture icon Jim Morrison.
- California Dreaming refers to a 1965 folk rock song by the Mamas and the Papas.
- White Bunny may be a reference to the 1966 rock song White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane.
- The Vicious is named after punk rock musician Sid Vicious. The variations are all named after punk rock songs.